Thursday, March 10, 2011

A River Runs Through It (aka The Saga of My Basement)

The thing about living near water is that every once in while, mother nature plays havoc with you. Which, when you think about it, is true about anywhere. Anywhere you live, at some point mother nature is going to send a few hazards in your direction. With the astronomical rainfall we've had this week, along with snowmelt, our creek will yet again overflow its banks. We've done all the preparing that can be done, so now it's just a waiting game. Because the creek has decided to wait until night time, we end up staying up a good chunk of the night making sure our furnace doesn't flood and short out. So we sit...and wait...drink some get the idea. It's worrisome and boring all at the same time. So we decided to kick back and watch a few flicks in the meantime. Invite the neighbors, pop some corn...

Here's our movie list. Wanna come over and hang out?

1. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
2. A River Runs Through It (the story of my basement)
3. Titanic
4. 2012
5. The Poseidon Adventure
6. Watership Down
7. Dickey Moe - Remember this Tom & Jerry classic? My favorite part is when the harpoon rope wraps around the whale with Tom attached.
8. Jaws
9. A few episodes of River Monsters

The Fire Department was just by to inform us that the fire house will be staffed all night if we need to evacuate. Since that's right behind my house (and up the hill), I should still be able to catch my connection if the power is still on. Maybe I'll stream (buh-dum-dum) some movies off my Netflix account up there. Because everybody needs uplifting television, right?

I'll post some pics of the aftermath.

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